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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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So what would you do if you won half a billion dollars US?

Me? I'd take care of the family first. Should take about 40 million for that and to set up my son. The rest? Anonymous trusts for various charities.

Dilution is the solution for the pollution.
Quote me as saying I was misquoted.
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I'd buy Aqua Design Amano. Duhhh...


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Student loans, car and house mortgages are the first things that come to my mind.

Then again, I can't win half a billion because I do not reside in the US

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So what would you do if you won half a billion dollars US?
Hire Mr. Amano.

Buy a ton of stuff.

Try to help out the community.

Probably just blow 1/2 of it some how.
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I am with you josh, just blow it some how.
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Do you have any clue how hard it would be to actually spend half a billion?

Dilution is the solution for the pollution.
Quote me as saying I was misquoted.
Once you get rid of integrity the rest is a piece of cake.
Here's to our wives and sweethearts - may they never meet.
If you agreed with me we'd both be right.
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I could do it. No problem. Just give me one of those black american cards and watch me go.
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post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 05:45 AM
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Go into hiding in Africa for two month anb bag the dangerous 5 as well as all the rest of the game animal in Africa. Then take care of all the big game on this continent.

After make sure every one in my family was taken care of of course.

Once my world slam was done I'll pick up the rod aand reel then go all Hemingway/ Jimmy Buffet in the keys.

I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.

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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 05:46 AM
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Oh yah move the hell out of New York.

I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.

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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 06:03 AM
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keep working, take care of the family and stash the rest away for future generations of my family (along with one hell of a donation to my church.)
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Go crazy and disfunctional, lose my mind and end up broke and in a state hospital somewhere.
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post #12 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 08:01 AM
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Pay a lot of taxes, obviously.
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post #13 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 11:03 AM
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Even if a good half goes off to taxes, a quarter of a billion would set me up with:

Student loans gone.
Parent's house paid off.
Buy myself a modest house in a neighborhood near my university, so I can finish out school. Rent the property out after I'm done with it.
Buy myself a brand-new car, cash. Nothing fancy. A Focus or something.
Invest in a couple cool Kickstarter programs, mostly indie games and web shows, but also inventions and technological developments.

And after all of that, I'd still have enough to shop local, organic, sustainable, and fair trade everything for the rest of my life, as long as I live modestly.

I'd also buy a plane. Like, a Cessna. Get my license. Fly around to visit family in Cali, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, etc.

Oh, and I'd buy an acre of land on Mars. Just so my family has a homestead six generations out when we start colonizing it.

"Aquariums are like science, art, and hypno-therapy, all rolled into one," I insisted.
"You're not putting a hundred gallon tank in the living room," my roommate replied.


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This is madness. It's not available in California lol.
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post #15 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 07:35 PM
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1) Quit my job
2) Give money to my co worker so she can quit too
3) Build a new house - nothing fancy but all on one floor, with a gym, a pool, and a jacuzzi
4) Hook up my family with whatever they need
5) Get a boob job
6) Give to some charities - not sure which ones tho
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